Although the Official World Golf Ranking doesn’t list him as the #1 player, as of the end of January there is no one playing better golf than Jon Rahm. He has finished in the top 10 in all three of his starts this season, including victories in his last two tournaments. He also has five top-10s in his last six starts.
Tabbed for stardom when he came out of Arizona State University by way of Spain, Rahm failed to disappoint. He has been a steady force in professional golf since he started, including a big singles victory over Tiger Woods in the 2018 Ryder Cup in France. He won the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in 2021 and is a constant presence on major championship leaderboards.
Rahm is one of the game’s best drivers of the golf ball, something he credits as a key to his success. He and his wife Kelley Cahill have two children.